reg files don't register

Hello Experts:
I think this may be easy for you, but I can't figure it out.

I create the following text file and renamed it:  "Key.reg"


The equal signs "==="  are used to mark the start and end points
of  the file but are not part of it.
When it "runs" it opens in a text editor and nothing happens in the registry.

I tried diferent  ".reg" files with the same result. They don't register.
What can be happening here?
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Hi jaimexctsg,

try putting just the following into a file


I suppose your file type associations could have gotten changed?

Open Windows Explorer
Click Tools - Folder Options
Click the File Types tab
.reg files should be marked to open with "Registry Editor"

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jaimexctsgAuthor Commented:

"Reg" file association was pointing to notepad. After fixing,
After fixing also tried jay's idea and oit also works.
So I am doubling the points and giving each an "A"
thankyou muchly :)
Great!  and thanks!
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